Learning Under Neoliberalism: Ethnographies of Governance in Higher Education (Higher Education in Critical Perspective: Practices & Policies 1)
By: Boone W. Shear (editor), Susan Brin Hyatt (editor), Susan Wright (editor)Hardback
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As part of the neoliberal trends toward public-private partnerships, universities all over the world have forged more intimate relationships with corporate interests and more closely resemble for-profit corporations in both structure and practice. These transformations, accompanied by new forms of governance, produce new subject-positions among faculty and students and enable new approaches to teaching, curricula, research, and everyday practices. The contributors to this volume use ethnographic methods to investigate the multi-faceted impacts of neoliberal restructuring, while reporting on their own pedagogical responses, at universities in the United States, Europe, and New Zealand.
Susan B. Hyatt is Associate Professor of Anthropology at IUPUI and founding director of the MA program in Applied Anthropology. From 1996-2004 she served on the faculty of Temple University. She is the author of several articles on urban policy and grassroots activism in the US and the UK. Boone Shear is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UMass Amherst. His dissertation work explores economic subjectivity and diverse economies among green groups in Western Massachusetts. Susan Wright is Professor of Educational Anthropology at Aarhus University, and founder of the research program EPOKE (Education, Policy and Organisation in the Knowledge Economy). She is co-editor of Policy Worlds (Berghahn, 2011), author of numerous articles on higher education, and co-editor of the journal LATISS (Berghahn).
Acknowledgements Introduction: Higher Education, Engaged Anthropology, and Hegemonic Struggle Boone W. Shear and Susan Brin Hyatt Chapter 1. The reform of New Zealand's university system: 'after neoliberalism' Cris Shore Chapter 2. Universities and neoliberal models of urban development: using ethnographic fieldwork to understand the 'Death and Rebirth of North Central Philadelphia' Susan Brin Hyatt Chapter 3. To market, to market to buy a - middle class life? Insecurity, anxiety, and neoliberal education in Michigan Vincent Lyon-Callo Chapter 4. Reading Neoliberalism at the University Boone W. Shear and Angelina I. Zontine Chapter 5. So many strategies, so little time - making universities modern John Clarke Chapter 6. Constructing Fear in Academia: Neoliberal Practices at a Public College Dana-Ain Davis Chapter 7. Autonomy and control: Danish university reform in the context of modern governance Susan Wright and Jakob Williams Orberg Afterword Davydd Greenwood Notes on Contributors Index
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